Horse Racing takes center stage this weekend with a phenomenal Saturday lineup of graded stakes races and handicaps. Keeneland from Lexington, Kentucky will be the best of the best this weekend with a loaded Saturday card that will be the focal point of the country. Delaware will also be garnering its share of attention with the Delaware Handicap, its biggest race of the year. Gamblers wanting high quality action will be well served with the chance to make big money.
Let’s now take a look at the highlights of this week’s schedule from tracks across North America!
Monmouth Park - Oceanport, NJ – Saturday and Sunday
Saturday at Monmouth will feature 12 races including the $75,000 Blue Sparkler Stakes. Following that on Sunday will be a total of 10 more races including the $75,000 My Frenchman Stakes.
Keeneland – Lexington, Kentucky – Saturday and Sunday
It’s a phenomenal day of racing Saturday at Keeneland with a total of 10 races on the card. All told there is a total of six graded/stakes races on the docket. Those would include the Grade 2 $150,000 Appalachian Stakes, the Grade 1 $400,000 Central Bank Ashland Stakes, the Grade 1 $350,000 Coolmore Jenny Wiley, the Grade 1 $250,000 Madison Stakes, the Grade 2 $150,000 Shakertown Stakes, and the Grade 2 $600,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes.
On Sunday there are nine races on the Keeneland card with the Grade 3 $100,000 Kentucky Utilities Transylvania and the Grade 2 $175,000 TVG Elkhorn Stakes being featured.
First in the Keeneland jockey standings is Tyler Gaffalione with over $167,000 in winnings. In 15 starts he has three wins, two second, and two third place finishes.
Brian Joseph Hernandez Jr. is second in the Keeneland standings with over $101,000 in earnings. In 12 starts he has three wins with a second-place finish.
Third place at Keeneland belongs to Corey J. Lanerie with over $87,000 in earnings. In 13 starts he has one win, three second, and three third place finishes.
In the trainer standings is first place Wesley A. Ward with over $114,000 in winnings. In seven starts he has three wins and a second-place finish.
Second place goes to Ian R. Wilkes with over $98,000 in earnings. In eight starts he has two wins and a third-place finish.
Del Mar- Del Mar, California – Saturday and Sunday
Saturday at Del Mar has a total of 11 races scheduled featuring the $65,000 Wicker Stakes. On Sunday there are 10 more races with the $65,000 Osunitas Stakes topping the marquee.
Belmont Park – Elmont, New York – Saturday and Sunday
Saturday at Belmont Park will offer 10 races on the card featuring the Grade 2 $150,000 Ruffian. Sunday offers nine more races on the Belmont Card including the $80,000 River Memories.
Gulfstream Park – Hallandale, Florida – Saturday and Sunday
Gulfstream Park will offer a loaded Saturday card with a total of 14 races. That is followed by a Sunday card that features 11 more races.
Woodbine – Rexdale, Ontario – Saturday and Sunday
Saturday at Woodbine features 10 races that includes the Grade 2 $175,000 Cornnaught Cup. Following on Sunday will be 11 more races on the Woodbine card including the $100,000 Victoria Stakes.
Delaware Park – Wilmington, Delaware - Saturday
Saturday at Delaware Park will be a big day with a total of 10 races on the card, five of them quite important. Those would be the $100,000 Dashing Beauty Stakes, the Grade 2 $750,000 Delaware Handicap, the $100,000 Glasgow Stakes, the $100,000 Hockessin Stakes, the $100,000 Just a Kiss, and the $100,000 Sussex Stakes.
Prairie Meadows - Altoona, Iowa – Saturday and Sunday
Saturday at Prairie Meadows offers 11 races with 12 more races set for Sunday.
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